The party with the best documentation in a construction dispute typically prevails

"The side with the best paper trail usually wins." This is a concept that my general contractor father tried to teach me when I was younger, and one that I've learned the hard way myself through direct experience. In my work as a forensic consultant on behalf of many different parties in all manner of … Continue reading The party with the best documentation in a construction dispute typically prevails

Just wear your damn mask, and other risk management strategies

The last post I published here at AECforensics.com was a recap of the 2019 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar. As I write this in the last days of June, it makes me a little sad to think about the conference we should have had this year in May, but obviously could not. For me … Continue reading Just wear your damn mask, and other risk management strategies

How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?

Over at the Xpera blog, my latest article just went live on the topic of Big Data Analysis for the Construction Industry. Here is an excerpt: The key—and this is truly one of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now—is how do we extract important and valuable information from the data? One huge problem … Continue reading How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?

Alan Nevin on San Diego builder’s move from for-sale to rentals in Carmel Valley

One of my great pleasures working for Xpera Group is being surrounded by some amazing industry thought leaders. Economist and real estate guru Alan Nevin is one of those individuals that constantly inspires as well as informs. A regular fixture in the media, Alan was asked for his take on a somewhat unorthodox move by … Continue reading Alan Nevin on San Diego builder’s move from for-sale to rentals in Carmel Valley